22Bet Sportsbook Review
Looking to dive into the sports betting pool? Got some Bitcoin burning a hole in your virtual pocket? 22Bet can scratch both of your itches! This betting site has all the tools to serve Canadian sports bettors – and while it has some work to do. You will struggle to find a book that offers a more comprehensive betting experience.
22Bet Background Information
Players might be wary that 22Bet was founded in 2017 as new betting sites can make people a little nervous. It’s parent company, Techsolutions Group Limited, is based in Cyprus while the sportsbook’s license is based in Curacao.
Deposit and Withdrawal Options
Canadians have no shortage of payment methods when it comes to funding their account. The sportsbook makes it easy for players from Canada to deposit funds into their accounts.
- Interac E-Transfer
22Bet is one of the few sportsbooks available to Canadians that accepts cryptocurrency.
As for withdrawal methods, you need only look at the list above. 22Bet lets players use the same processing method for withdraws as used to make deposits. Withdrawals are processed timely, though users have reported slower times on the weekend. Ultimately, the funding and withdrawal process has proven to be a positive one.
Canadians new to the 22Bet are in for a treat, the sportsbook offers a 100% welcome bonus on your initial deposit up to $300! While some betting sites provide bonuses for a minimum, the welcome bonus starts as low as $1. Those looking to re-fund their accounts are also rewarded, if they do so at the end of the work week. 22Bet offers a 100% bonus on deposits of up to $150 for any player re-loading an account on a Friday.
But like the majority of initial or re-load bonuses, you’ll need to be active. Redeeming the bonus requires players to make five times the bonus amount in accumulator bets. Those wagers must be parlays of at least three picks. At least three of the bets coming in at 1.40 or higher (-250, for those of you who prefer American odds.) For re-load bonuses players must wager three times the amount within 24 hours.
Betting Options Available
While the previous section might have made your head spin a little, this one might very well do the same – in a good way. Offering one of the most detailed offerings of any online sportsbook available to Canadians. Besides the staple North American professional sports, you can wager on dozens of other events:
- Martial Arts
- Tennis (regular and table)
- Chess (Yes, THAT chess)
If that weren’t enough, The website allows wagers on a variety of non-sports events. Who will be the next prime minister of Canada? Will a human set foot on Mars before New Year’s Day 2025? Will the daytime temperature at Pearson International Airport be over 17.5 degrees on Wednesday? Once you go down the non-sports rabbit hole, you’ll wonder what you ever did before. 22Bet will help you put money in your pockets by predicting the weather!
Supported Bet Types
Supporting all the major betting types you would expect to find at an online sportsbook. Moneylines, spreads, totals (Over/Under), futures, parlays and teasers are easy to find. For individual games, you’ll find a range of potential bets, including alternate spreads and totals, result/total combinations, first-half/five-innings plays and more. Combine these potential bets and it’s easy to see why 22Bet is so popular.
North American professional sports and a variety of international sports come with live betting. Odds for live sporting events adjust in the blink of an eye. The volume of wagers to choose from can make the sites interface confusing, causing difficulty in selecting live picks. It would serve players well to peruse the site before funding their account.
This is an area where they are lagging behind the competition. There is a “Live Chat” feature on the website. Some users reported the chat has either failed to work, or hasn’t been efficiently staffed. There is no telephone number available to customers in need of immediate assistance. While boasting “24/7” customer service, the experience hasn’t been positive for some.
That said, there is a form on the website that customers can fill out if they’re in need of assistance. Social media is another route players can go to get their questions answered. There is a ‘Terms of Service’ section that provides responses to general questions users might have. Still, it would be wise to see them invest more time and effort into providing a stronger customer support.
Need we revisit the sheer number of betting plays available? Oh heck, let’s do it anyway! Canadians won’t find a more engrossing wagering experience. Where dozens of sports are available (as well as some entertaining non-sports categories.) The deposit and withdrawal process are quick and timely.
While 22Bet provides a great customer experience when it comes to the gameplay, it could do more to make people available to aid with issues. The deposit bonus is nice, but comes with steep requirements that the most won’t be able to meet. In particular those required to bet three times their bonus amount in a 24-hour period. The interface could also use some work, as it might look intimidating to beginners.